The broad lines of U.S. government, other government, and generally establishment policy toward Islamism were laid down on June 2, 1992, when Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs Edward P. Djerejian delivered a major speech, “The U.S. and the Middle East In a Changing World,” at Meridian House International, in Washington, DC. After some throat clearing about the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Kuwait War, and the [...]READ MORE »
Daily archives for June 5th, 2012
The ACLJ’s affiliate, Center for Law and Justice (CLJ) in Pakistan, has secured an acquittal of Mr. John Khokhar, a Christian police officer, who was arrested on trumped up charges due to his faith. Attiq Dogar, a Muslim police officer, accused Mr. Khokhar of tampering with police record after Mr. Khokhar complained of Dogar’s misconduct toward him. On May 25, 2012, finding no evidence against Mr. Khokhar, a Pakistani magistrate granted our application for acquittal.
Mr. Khokhar, a head constable who [...]READ MORE »
A village headman was shot dead in his pick-up truck while returning home from a meeting in Muang district of Pattani on Tuesday afternoon.
Pol Col Somporn Meesuk, the Muang district police chief, said the attack took place about 1.05pm on a road at Ban Kuya in tambon Paka Harang.
Ya Waeni, 58, the headman of Village No 6 in tambon Paka Harang was returning home in his pick-up truck when he was attacked by gunmen armed with AK47 and M16 rifles.
Ya was [...]READ MORE »
When four Jews were killed in a terrorist attack in Toulouse, France, in March, interest in the story quickly evaporated when the shooter turned out to be a Muslim rather than a neo-Nazi, as it was first believed. But though the international press hasn’t done much follow up about the connection between the current wave of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiment sweeping over Europe and violence against Jews, it appears the problem continues to grow. Attacks on French Jews are becoming [...]READ MORE »
Because of redistricting, Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) is running for re-election today against a fellow Democratic incumbent congressman. Pascrell’s slogan: “100% New Jersey Fighter.”
Given his troubling associations with Muslim figures who have espoused fiery anti-Israel rhetoric and turned a blind eye to Hamas sympathizers, though, it’s hard to tell against whom he’s actually fighting.
Take, for example, one of Pascrell’s closest allies for at least a decade: Mohamed El Filali, who is an executive with a local mosque whose founding imam [...]READ MORE »
Around 151 insurgent training camps were operating Afghanistan and Balochistan, which are contributing to unrest in the province, Inspector-General (IG) Frontier Corps (FC) Major General Ubaidullah Khan (pictured) told the media.
Addressing a press conference in Quetta, Khan claimed that the camps are being operated by Harbiyar Marri, Brahamdag Bugti, Allah Nazar and Javed Mengal, and are running concerted campaigns to defame state institutions.
Brahamdagh Bugti is the leader of Balochistan Republican Party (BRP) and Harbiyar Marri of Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) [...]READ MORE »
A disturbing video has surfaced on the Internet in the last 24 hours. It appears to show an alleged Hezbollah supportet forcibly tattooing the phrase, “Oh father of Abdullah, Hussein,” a reference to the revered imam of Shia Islam, onto the forehead of an unidentified man who appears to be Syrian.
The person who posted the video – which could not be independently verified by claims that the tattoo artist is a Hezbollah supporter.
The man receiving the tattoo – apparently by [...]READ MORE »
Police investigators in Narowal are siding with men accused of gang-raping a 13-year-old Christian girl and then torturing her family and killing her two unborn cousins, say the girl’s family.
Though FIRs of both incidents have been registered, the police have already declared one of the three accused, a retired inspector’s son, innocent in the rape case. In the case for causing two stillbirths, the police are not arresting the accused even though a judge cancelled their interim bails.
The rape victim, [...]READ MORE »
Down an industrial street off State Road 434 in Longwood, a former warehouse has been converted into what is believed to be the first multipurpose Muslim community center in Florida.
“There is nothing like this in the state of Florida,” said Atif Fareed (pictured), chairman of the American Muslim Community Centers.
Fareed said similar centers exist in California, Minnesota, Ohio and New York, but for Central Florida the community center represents the next step in the development of the Muslim community.
The area [...]READ MORE »
The people who live in the trim row houses with well-tended gardens that line the streets of this spa town along the Rhine like to boast of their city’s tolerance, which dates to its time as the capital of West Germany and home to dozens of foreign embassies.
“We used to be a city of diplomats,” said Christa Menden, who owns a flower shop.
But since 1999, when the central government moved to Berlin, the capital of the reunited Germany, the diplomats [...]READ MORE »
Christian and Muslim leaders came together to support the Murfreesboro Islamic community and imam Ossama Bahloul at The Village Church in East Nashville. “We just really wanted to reach out to him and to let him know that we cared about his community and him and that we would be praying with them,” said Dr. Andrew Anyabwile, Village Church pastor.
On Tuesday, a Rutherford County judge nullified the permit to build a multimillion dollar Islamic center in Murfreesboro after ruling that [...]READ MORE »
It’s around 5,000 miles from El-Bireh, a dirty little administrative center for the Palestinian Authority bureaucracy, to Kileen, Texas. A year after Nidal Hasan opened fire in Fort Hood, killing 13 and wounding 29, a public square in El-Bireh was dedicated to Dalal Mughrabi, a terrorist who took part in the murder of 38 Israelis, including 13 children.
El-Bireh may one day yet dedicate a public square to Nidal Hasan, the most famous of its sons, but for now Hasan sits [...]READ MORE »
Spy agencies “detected” Mohamed Merah, the extremist who shot dead seven people in France, in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region in 2011 but did not inform France until after his killings, a new book says. “The Merah Case: the Investigation” written by journalists Eric Pelletier and Jean-Marie Pontaut and to be released on June 14, says “Western intelligence services” established a link between Merah and “an organisation close to Al-Qaeda.” It says the spy services had detected the activation of “two [...]READ MORE »
A Turkish school principal has suggested that newborns with “violent” genes should be “eliminated” because they pose a harmful future threat to the country, Turkish media reported.
Elementary school principal Mustafa Ayd?n proposed that the genetic codes of newborns should be compared with those of criminals in Turkey, adding that criminals’ blood samples should be collected from the country’s police stations.
“Children should be analyzed immediately after birth. If they are to become harmful to this country, to this nation, then they [...]READ MORE »
A Kuwaiti man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday after being convicted of endangering state security by insulting the Prophet Mohammad and the Sunni Muslim rulers of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain on social media.
Shiite Muslim Hamad al-Naqi (pictured) pleaded innocent at the start of the trial, in May, saying he did not post the messages and that his Twitter account had been hacked.
The written verdict, delivered by Judge Hisham Abdullah, found Naqi guilty of all charges. The [...]READ MORE »
Camden Council in north London started deducting five minutes of salary from a member of staff in its children’s department each time he stopped work to pray, likening it to the cigarette breaks enjoyed by smokers.
But Unison, the public service union, took up his case and claimed the man was being discriminated against because of his religion. He had worked for the council for 10 years and took one prayer break a day.
John Shepherd, a union rep, said there was [...]READ MORE »
A man is under arrest in Germany after killing his wife in front of his six young children and cutting her into pieces.
Orhan Sircasi then ran on to the roof of his apartment building clutching her severed head in one hand and a butcher’s knife in the other.
The 32-year-old killer of Turkish origin fought off police as they tried to seize him early this morning by lunging at them with the [...]READ MORE »
A former Brooklyn resident pleaded guilty in Federal District Court in Manhattan on Monday to providing material support to Al Qaeda.
The man, Sabirhan Hasanoff, a dual citizen of the United States and Australia, was accused in court documents filed by federal prosecutors of conspiring to provide the group with computer advice and other assistance.
Mr. Hasanoff had helped Al Qaeda since at least November 2007, when he accepted $50,000 from an unidentified co-conspirator who was not charged along with [...]READ MORE »